D-Day 70 Years Later - June 6, 1944


Here are some excellent D-Day references and news stories that we have found to be terrific:

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DOD LIVE - "WWII Veteran Returns to the Field of Battle"

Very interesting video from DOD LIVE on YouTube entitled: "WWII Veteran Returns to the Field of Battle." (Published on Jan 7, 2013)

The summary:

Cdr. Gerard Woelkers didn't grow up as a military brat, but he is the son of a World War II veteran. By taking orders to Germany, Woelkers is taking the opportunity to learn about his father's service and helping Frederick Woelkers close the book on this chapter in his life.

News Updates - SEALs, Calendar, Veterans, Interviews, POW-MIA, Podcasts, Etc


Here are some updates from our email inbox:

New World War Two Book Examines D-Day Spying

David Ignatius at the Washington Post has a new book review article entitled "DOUBLE CROSS The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre".

The book details the intelligence efforts of the Germans and the counter-intelligence moves by the British as D-Day planning started and then ultimately was launched.

Other reviews can be found at: CBS.com, New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

San Diego WWII Veterans Travel To Washington DC

Honor-flight-sandiegoJohn Wilkens at the Union-Tribune has an in-depth article with some great pictures of WWII Veterans visiting Washington DC including the WWII memorial.

A total of "105 veterans" took an "all-expenses-paid Honor Flight trip this weekend from San Diego were treated like heroes wherever they went. Strangers came up and thanked them for their service."

The group that puts this all together is the San Diego Honor Flight team.

Veteran Stories Podcast #003 - Mr. Jim Hutson, USMC, WWII

The 3rd Veteran Stories Podcast is with Mr. Jim Hutson, and it covers his stories and experiences related to his service in the United Statues Marine Corps (1938-1966) during War World II, and his 28 total years of military service (China, Japan, United States, Vietnam):

 (Size 46.7 MBs, Running Time 50m57s, Originally Published 02-27-2011)

Women Of The OSS

The Spycast podcast (from the International Spy Museum in Washington DC) recently had two podcasts that outline the contributions of women during World War II while serving with the Office for Strategic Service.

The interview is with Elizabeth McIntosh. Part 1 (published in January 2010) covers her experiences serving in China while conducting operations against the Japanese.  Part 2 (published in March 2010) covers her experiences with "Wild Bill Donovan" and Julia Child (yes the famous cooking author).

You can read more about Elizabeth McIntosh in her two books on the topic: Sisterhood of Spies and Undercover Girl (out of print).

I recommend listening to Part 1 before listening to Part 2.  You can listen via: http://feeds.spymuseum.org/spycast or via iTunes.